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  • December 4, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    Guy Dauncey’s novel Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible has been extolled by a who’s who of Canadian environmental thought leaders from Elizabeth May, onetime leader of Canada’s Green...[more]

    November 24, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    David Toke's China’s Role in Reducing Carbon Emissions: The Stabilisation of Energy Consumption and the Deployment of Renewable Energy provides a valuable service in explaining--in English--China's...[more]

    November 24, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    Germany’s Energy Transition is a compilation of articles on the progress of Germany's revolutionary transition to renewable energy from fossil fuels and nuclear power. It joins a growing list of...[more]

    November 21, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    For those who've fought the wind wars and done battle with renewable energy skeptics, climate denialists, and the "wind turbines cause cancer" crowd, Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Communicated Disease by...[more]

    November 17, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    "Long overdue, this guide on how to place renewable energy in the landscape to maximize public acceptance is critical to the energy transition that is so desperately needed."[more]

    November 17, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    Small-Scale Renewable Energy Systems is a slim 210-page book on hybrid renewable projects by Swedish authors Sven Ruin and Göran Sidén.[more]

    November 14, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    I bristled when Vaughn Nelson contacted me for help with his new book Innovative Wind Turbines. Not that it was Vaughn. He's my mentor and the founder of West Texas A&M University’s Alternative...[more]

    November 13, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    Ok, I am a windmill geek, have been for decades now. I work with modern wind energy, but my interest in the subject has led off in many directions, including traditional or "Dutch" windmills. I have...[more]

  • December 23, 2020,   by Thomas Leitlein

    In response to my article Who Built the World's First Wind Farm? Thomas Leitlein argues that it was the island of Rhodes off the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea. He makes his case below.[more]

    December 15, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    As interest in the Smith-Putnam project heated up, a colleague directed me to a video of the famous mill at Gedser in Denmark. It was at Gedser where the modern wind industry began.[more]

    December 15, 2020,   by Paul Gipe

    Because of increasing historical interest in the Smith-Putnam wind turbine, I've added two new pages on the Project: patents for the wind turbine and four industrial drawings from the 1941 patent,...[more]

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